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On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s decision denying a preliminary injunction in a Michigan company’s challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s birth-control mandate, which requires large employers to provide their employees with health insurance that includes access to contraceptives.  Lawyers for the company have now announced that they plan to ask the Court to review that decision; Tom Howell Jr. reports for The Washington Times.

In USA Today, Richard Wolf tells the stories of the individuals behind some of the Court’s most famous cases – from Oliver Brown and Clarence Gideon to last Term’s Edie Windsor, Kris Perry, and Abigail Fisher.

In a guest post at ACSblog, Gene Nichol looks ahead to next month’s argument in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, in which the Court will consider the constitutionality of aggregate limits on campaign contributions, and predicts that the Court “will, for the first time, invalidate a federal campaign contribution limit. It won’t be the last.”  And at ThinkProgress, Ian Millhiser and Nicole Flatow preview the Term’s big cases.

Recommended Citation: Amy Howe, Thursday round-up, SCOTUSblog (Sep. 19, 2013, 8:34 AM),